Grateful Dead Live at River Bend Music Center on 1985-06-24
Alabama Getaway ->
Greatest Story Ever Told
They Love Each Other
New Minglewood Blues
My Brother Esau
Let It Grow
Iko Iko ->
Samson And Delilah ->
He's Gone ->
Smokestack Lightnin' ->
Cryptical Envelopment ->
Comes A Time ->
The Other One ->
Cryptical Envelopment ->
Wharf Rat ->
Around And Around ->
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadVenue River Bend Music CenterLocation Cincinnati, OHSource Matrix mix (SBD/AUD)Transferred by Hunter Seamons
SBD -> Cassette Master -> PCM -> Dat -> CD
CD -> EAC -> Cool Edit Pro v2.0 -> Samplitude v7.02 Professional -> SHN
(3 Discs Audio / 2 Discs SHN)
Transfered and Edited By Charlie Miller
-- Set 2 may be from either a PCM Master or a VHS Master. The reason I say this is I could not find a tape flip and the recording is more dynamic than Set 1.
Nak 300 > D5 > CM > CDR
DAE and shorten encoding by C. Vinci
Recorded by Jim Oade
Transferred by Doug Oade, tracked by Darrin Sacks (email@example.com)
Schoeps cmc441 (90deg, 17cm) > Oade M118 > Oade mod SONY PCM-F1
Master PCM > DAW (via SEKD Prodif) > Wav > cdwav > Flac
Thank you to Charlie Miller and John Lyons for the SBD transfer,
to Chris Vinci and Mike Lai for the set 1 AUD transfer
to the Oade Brothers and Darrin Sacks for the set 2 AUD transfer,
and to Mr. B. for helping me verify the set 1 pitch.
Matrix by Hunter Seamons using Final Cut Pro (SHN & FLAC>AIFF>Final Cut>WAV>FLAC)
September 23, 2008
1) Cuts in the AUD between songs during set 1. I left the SBD portions in for the occasional, interesting stage conversation.
2) Based on C. Miller's notes above, the set 2 SBD source appears to be a VHS master, since there is some speed fluctuation. Since I used the Oade AUD for set 2, set 2 is a completely different matrix than set 1 that sounds significantly better.
3) One momentary cut in the AUD during Space in set 2.
4) Set 2 is seamless.
5) The crowd after Good Lovin' seems VERY thoroughly pleased - thank you Oade!
June 24, 2016
Balls of lightning
Wow, 31 years today! Great matrix of a super fun, trippy show complete with a spectacular thunder storm and killer skies afterward!
Jerry sounds great, especially Wharfrat, C.A.T.
Great tour. Lotsa good psychedelics floating around....Exceptional shows played on 6/24 over the years
dc in colorado
January 4, 2013
Audio mix is biased pretty strongly toward the high end. What we have is clear but, imo, too steely and bit thin. Sadly, Phil sounds like he's calling in from in the next county. But still, no accounting for taste, so major props and gratitude to all the recordists in the chain.
The boys seem very loose--almost messy, but still hanging together. Lots of goofing around with sound effects. Jerry's and Bob's playing both feel a bit on the aggressive side, which is nice!.Overall, a nice show but not spectacular.
January 2, 2013
This is just what the Doctor Ordered, just what I needed. Phenomenal show! And great sound!
June 24, 2011
Holy Smoke(stack) Lightning!!!!
In my experience with Dead shows, they often tailored their sets to the venue, area or weather...and this is a prime example. We drove up to Cincinnati from Lexington,Ky, enjoying a beautiful sunny summer afternoon. Riverbend Ampitheater is set up so you can see the boats behind the stage and are looking across the river into Ky. 1st set the weather was perfect...then the storm clouds built up across the river. A torrential rain storm began during the break, with cloud to ground lightning strikes that made us wonder if the Dead would come back out at all. Of course, they did, during the hardest part of the rain for a scare the bejeezus out of you 2nd set. Enough has been said about the songs themselves, but the circumstances surrounding their performance is what stands out to me. I mean, when they sang "if I had my way, I would tear this whole building down" in Samson, they meant it! It seemed as if they were egging on the storm, daring it to do its worst...thundering drums echoing the actual thunder.And they wanted more. Smokestack Lightning during lightning...I mean come on!!!! Then Cryptical (REALLY?!?!) I remembered the Drums>Space as a frightening experience. WOW!!! You will be hard pressed to find a better show than this, in my opinion. Dick's Picks/Vault are you hearing me?
March 22, 2011
my personal favorite
I WAS THERE!!!!!!!!!15 YEARS OLD!!!